The Side Musician

The Side Musician

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Indie
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • Pop/Rock
  • Roots
  • School of Music class
  • Singer/Songwriter

What does it mean to be a side-musician? Whether you can switch chords comfortably, run up and down any scale with ease, or have been playing with other musicians for years, being a complementing side musician takes far more than skill. Come join Avi Salloway and learn how to support the song and lead singer with taste and technique. You’ll develop your skills and ideas for fills, solos, and chord voicings for a variety of songs by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Hank Williams, Nina Simone and Taj Mahal. This class will be process oriented learning. You’ll play songs together as a group and Avi will introduce techniques, scales, and picking patterns to ornament and support the song. Avi’s had the pleasure of backing up some of the greats’, including Pete Seeger, Jack Johnson, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Bombino and he looks forward to sharing the experience with you all this winter!

All instruments are welcome, and intermediate to advanced skill is recommended. 

This class will be held from 8:00-9:15pm on Tuesdays: May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

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